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Rate the Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Manticore, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Brave - 6/10

    A strong opening twenty minutes quickly fades into a tepid and uninspiring Disney-princess tale with a largely vacuous plot that simply fails to deliver the intelligence and complexity you'd expect from a Pixar film. Early promises of strong, conflicting characters are quickly forgotten in favour of a caricature of a well-worn conceit and a moralising tale about listening to your parents. Heavy-handed mashes of gaelic culture fail to create something authentic, and generic fantasy tropes quickly grate. A surprising and frequent disparity in rendering styles show us photorealistic celtic landscapes, but a lead character whose face contains an unusual jellyfish like softness makes it wholly more difficult to graps.

    This is not the Pixar film you have been waiting for.
     
  2. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Falling Down-10/10

    I haven't seen this film for a lot of years. It works on just about every level possible.
     
  3. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    The Avengers 8/10

    I know I am late to the game on this one, but The Avengers just started showing here this weekend. Sadly, the only 2D showing was at 2pm and we missed it. We ended up watching the 3D version which seems to be getting better since the shitty movie Avatar, but I still don't like it as they spend too much time with shitty conceived 3D shots only for the effect and the technology still isn't there. I am there to watch a movie, not for an amusement park ride.

    Anyway, the movie was overall cool and Iron Man and The Hulk were the best parts. It did feel like it could of been a bit shorter and been a better experience, but meh it wasn't that bad. Good stuff overall. Would of been 8/10 if they put the time into better cinematography and not gimmicky 3D shots.
     
  4. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    I watched it too yesterday and I thought it was pretty nice actually.
     
  5. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Yeah, what do you rate it?
     
  6. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    I know you hate Avatar, but I think most would agree that it's one of the best, if not the best use of 3D in recent cinema.

    I don't recall anything standing out (no pun) in the 3D version of the Avengers. I hate the 3D gimmick in general, but I won't deny that Avatar got it right.
     
  7. Mister_Prophet

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    I hear that pretty soon they'll be handing out brawndo in theaters along with 3d glasses, you know so you can also get your electrolytes.
     
  8. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    I was going to buy that movie the other day only to find out it's not on Bluray yet. :eek:
     
  9. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Any score that Lruce gives, add 2 or subtract 1 from the score and you might get the average movie-goer's score.
     
  10. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I was under the impression an 'average movie goer' worked on a scale of 8-10.

    Pirates! Band of Misfits - 5/10

    Wtf did I just watch? Some amusing small touches and faint traces of humour in an otherwise completely forgettable animated adventure.
     
  11. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Nah I consider myself an average movie goer and usually work on a 6-10 scale, unless the movie just outright pisses me off then I will tear it a new one.
     
  12. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    The scale I work on is simple.

    0/10 = The worst movie ever made - literally.
    5/10 = Average/watchable - just
    10/10 = Best movie ever made - period.

    And everything in between explains itself really.

    My review scores aren't that crazy.
     
  13. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    I don't really have a numeric scale I rate movies by. But I liked that movie. So maybe a 7.4213228/10?
     
  14. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    You liked it eh?
    Great Review.
     
  15. shadow_dragon

    shadow_dragon is ironing his panties!

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    Avatar just (re)started a trend I couldn't name another movie that actually tried to do it properly. Just applying the effect in post to a moderate, as opposed to an effective, degree is what most movies do simply so they can rake in a few more coins for very minimal effort.

    3D imo works best in cgi heavy movies or full-blown cgi rendered animations(like toy story or something) for fairly self-explanatory reasons. Anything else I'll save the money on myself.
     
  16. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Not surprising that 3D works best in full or near-full CGI movies as it costs nothing to tack a second "camera" into the scene
    Real life 3D capable cameras cost a small fortune
     
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    IronMonkey Moi?

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    +1
     
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    Hunger Games 3/10
     
  19. IronMonkey

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    Ultraviolet (2006) - A definite contender.
     
  20. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    The last two major films I have seen have been CGI heavy and only released in 2D. Perhaps the 3D thing is a fad, or the money is better spent in a production budget by getting more great CGI. One of those films was The Dark Knight Rises. The other film is:

    Total Recall (2012)-6/10

    Basically the film stuck to the premise of the original Arnie movie.

    I think the movie did a pretty good job at visualising a future earth....

    ... sections of this were totally Blade Runner inspired.....

    ... with excellent CGI.

    The action in the film was good.

    However certain other premises they brought into the film were pretty lame in my opinion........

    ... particularly the whole deal about an earth divided into Europe and Australasia.

    The whole Fall deal of having a rapid transit system going through the centre of the earth? Gravity swapping and having people crawling around the outside of the Fall during the final part of the movie. That thing would have had to be travelling at 60,000 miles and hour to make the journey in 17 minutes. C'mon really? What about the g-forces involved in acceleration/deceleration; everyone would have been pulped.

    Also creating distance by having the colony on one side of the planet instead of on Mars. Hmmmmmm..... seemed weak to me.

    And when they went into the toxic wasteland city sections there was no explanation as to whether or how the habitable sections of the new cites were protected/divided from the toxic stuff.

    And as for the Rekall organisation:

    Massive advertising planet-wide for a service which seemed to be some Blade Runner type of ghetto business in the Colony run by one guy. Or was it supposed to be a McDonald's type franchise? That just didn't read well.

    Apart from the great visuals and action there was a bit of mind/reality philosophy that was brushed over and those subtexts seemed to be confused when you look at those elements in the context of that stuff in the original film.

    I just couldn't get my head around a really good reason for this reboot other than to create some stunning futuristic settings that would have been at home in an original sci-fi flick rather than a reboot.

    The credits said it was inspired by the Philip K Dick story but so was the original. I can't remember the short story well enough to make a decision there........ this flick palyed on the fact that everyone knows the original movie really well and then tried to be clever about what they changed.
     
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